The Health Sciences Charter School has purchased a Main Street property. It purchased 1291 Main Street from Ellicott Development yesterday for $1.525 million. The 28,000 sq.ft. building across from Bryant Street is behind Health Charter’s school on Ellicott Street. Its plans for the ‘autotopia’ building, which has undergone some unfortunate ‘renovations’ over the years, are unknown.
The Health Sciences Charter School was founded in 2010 and had been operating out of leased spaced at 169 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. The primary purpose of the school is to provide high school students with an academically challenging learning environment that will enable them to excel in higher education and to achieve quality, sustainable health care careers.
Health Science Charter School moved to 1140 Ellicott Street in 2011.
It worked with Ellicott Development on a $5.7 million project to renovate the historic five-story building designed by architect E.B. Green and built in 1898. The 46,000 sq.ft. structure had been vacant since 1982. Former uses of the property include St. Vincent’s Orphanage, Bishop O’Hern High School and ECC’s City Campus. Stieglitz Snyder and Paul L. Battaglia were the project’s architects.